California Lawmakers want to perpetuate the state as a U.S. National Security Risk

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Somehow Californians are proud (or oblivious) to the fact that the state is already a National Security Risk to America as both California’s in-state crude oil production, and Alaskan oil imports are both in-decline to meet the States’ energy needs. Shockingly, according to the California Energy Commission, California increased crude oil imports from foreign countries […]

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SCAQMD actions will get more dollars from blue collars

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

I can’t for the life of me figure out what beef the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has against local businesses and blue collar pocketbooks.  It’s like the Hatfields vs the McCoys vs the McCoys. At every turn of the stone the District is taking potshots at industries moseying down the road minding […]

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California using Band-Aids for Homeless Wounds

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

The problem with the California economy is not greenness.  It’s homelessness.  Get these people off our streets first.  Make living like a human being affordable again. If there is no incentive to work, why work. Every year there are over 2,500+ new bills expected to fill the annual calendar of the 80 Assemblymen and 40 […]

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The Green Ethical Supply Chain is not yet Transparent

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

As auto giants scale up EV production in earnest, they’re in a race to lock down crucial battery supplies. Before you purchase your EV from a major global automaker have you read and confirmed that they are in compliance with The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act SB657? It’s not in the best interests of […]

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California’s Opportunity to encourage more Investments in Education

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

To facilitate the financing of your students’ education, the Federal government has set up the 529 plan for each State to implement. The “529″ refers to the section of the Internal Revenue Code that created these college savings plans. A 529 College Savings Plan is a tax-advantaged way for families to save money for education-related […]

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California Lawmakers Want More Dollars from Blue Collars

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Blue collars in California are once again being targeted by lawmakers with a multitude of new taxes on the energy industry that will trickle into their pocketbooks. Our current slate of lawmakers are aware from the California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office reports that personal income tax liability is concentrated among its top earners. Shockingly, almost 70% […]

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California’s Scary Trends for Funds and Energy

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Everyone knows that one should not concentrate all efforts and resources in one area as one could lose everything thus the proverb to “not put all his eggs in one basket”. We all know that California does not follow the norm, but sets its own path for determining what amount of tax revenue actually goes into the general fund and what kind of energy, […]

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Do Californians Support the State Being a National Security Risk on Imported Oil?

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Ships under foreign flags arrive daily at ports of call up and down California’s coastline carrying a precious cargo that the State can produce itself, yet it imports it because the powers that be won’t let California’s historically successful oil industry tap into the resources already available.

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Lawmakers Already Killed Measure Supporting Transparency at the Pump

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

California lawmakers are at it again. A 2018 bill, SB 1074, sponsored by State Senator John Moorlach (R) from Costa Mesa and championed by the minority party in the State was effectively bottom drawered by the ruling party, the Democrats. They are now fueling the idea, pun intended, that the oil companies are filling their […]

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Californians Willing to Accept Emission Control Costs

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Seems that Californians relate energy just to electricity and believe pursuit of intermittent renewable electricity from wind and solar will save California and the world. Unlike France, Californians are supportive of the 12-cent gas tax to fund infrastructure improvements and other emissions crusade cost. Thus, it’s unlikely, for now, that California will follow France in […]

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